IBPC nominations for April, 2018

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Bernie01
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IBPC nominations for April, 2018

#1 Post by Bernie01 » 03 Apr 2018, 21:27

nomination for

bob's

The Direction I Walk in the Morning (final revision)

and

Dale's

The Direction I Walk in the Morning (final revision)


and Meenas:

Hanging Gardens of Babylon

IndianaDP
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Re: IBPC nominations for April, 2018

#2 Post by IndianaDP » 05 Apr 2018, 00:43

Thanks for the nomination Bernie.

Dale Patterson

dalepatterson2666@gmail.com

my poem is original, unpublished and not represented in current IBPC

The Direction I Walk in the Morning

My left leg is longer than the right,
orthopedic shoes keep me level.

I meet an old friend
at Fourth Street Cafe,
step with a burled maple cane.

Bill’s Viet Nam ball cap, brightly
embroidered,101st Airborne,
tilts on his head.

We sit near the coat rack.
Soiled dishes rattle the well
of a stainless steel pushcart.
A damp kitchen rag, used
to wipe tables
and red vinyl benches,
drapes on its handle.

A young Irish girl,
who call us her boys, pours water
and places our flatware
on white paper mats.

Bill pushes his fork to the side,
covers my hand with thin fragile fingers.
I feel the cut stone on his Masonic ring,
the way it fits loose in the bezel.

He speaks a low gospel,
a voice with a settling gloom,
my wife wants to die.

The wall mounted fan
grinds back-and-forth spraying aromas,
bacon and eggs,
onions and peppers,
simmering coffee.

And what do I say
when lips are sewn closed
and frail touch exhumes jealous anger?

An old film chatters in my mind,
I have never been bold with a women,
never been married?

Bill releases my hand.
My foot has gone numb
in my damn 4F boot.

FranktheFrank
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Re: IBPC nominations for April, 2018

#3 Post by FranktheFrank » 06 Apr 2018, 01:09

Dale,
this is the wrong thread,
Bernie has started a thread instead of using the official thread.
Please post in correct thread i.e. via Michael.

Bernie,
Michael is asking you what poem you have
advanced as a nomination, you have given the wrong title.
See Michael's thread.

meenas17
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Re: IBPC nominations for April, 2018

#4 Post by meenas17 » 06 Apr 2018, 19:16

Thanks for the nomination, Bernie.
Frank has pointed out that this is not the official thread.
Anyhow, happy to find that you find my poem worthy to represent the Block in the IBPC.

Meena
meenas17

FranktheFrank
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Re: IBPC nominations for April, 2018

#5 Post by FranktheFrank » 06 Apr 2018, 21:01

Meena
Michael is asking for a third,
it may benefit if you accept the nomination
in the correct thread, he is about to make a decision today. :)

best wishes

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